Drag Race queens respond to RuPaul’s comments on trans performers

RuPaul was his first Emmy in 2016 for RuPaul’s Drag Race. RuPaul is facing backlash from Drag Race queens for his comments on trans performers. Many stars, who owe their notoriety from the show, took issue with his controversial comments. He told the Guardian contestants who had physically transitioned would not be allowed on his VH1 reality competition. RuPaul’s controversial comments on trans performers ‘Drag loses its sense of danger and its sense of irony once it’s not men doing it, because at its core it’s a social statement and a big f-you to male-dominated culture,’ he said. ‘So for men to do it, it’s really punk rock, because it’s a real rejection of masculinity.’ When asked specifically about trans women being drag queens, he brought up season 9 runner-up Peppermint. ‘Peppermint didn’t get breast implants until after she left our show; she was identifying as a woman, but she hadn’t really transitioned,’ he said. And on whether he would accept a contestant who had, Ru said: ‘Probably not. You can identify as a woman and say you’re transitioning, but it changes once you start changing your body. ‘It takes on a different thing; it changes the whole concept […]